"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
After reading all of the students' mini autobiography "I Am" poems and introductions as well as their first On Demand writing, I feel like I really know them better and theri personalities. Their writings have really shown me where we need to go in terms of writing instruction, too. They have all come to seventh grade as writers whether they realize it or not.
This week, their memoir book groups begin after all of their book choices are turned in (due Tuesday August 26). Chinese Cinderella, Warriors Don't Cry, and Diary of Ann Frank all will be provided if the student selects that book. Rocket Boys/October Sky, A Long Way Gone, and Three Little Words have a few book available from GMSS literacy library. Otherwise, they will need to be purchased like Bad Boy since I do not have any copies of them. Please let me know right away if you need a memoir book that you cannot find. Books will be needed for class Thursday August 28.
Students are learning how to write memoirs, capitalize properly, and use dialogue to enhance their writing. Each week they are given a creative writing prompt to try that will enhance their writing.
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Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com